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Report - Kidlington/Water Eaton Grain Silo, Oxfordshire, January 2013



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Water Eaton is a small hamlet just North of Oxford and adjacent to the A34. A large grain silo was built there in 1940 as a WW2 strategic silo between Kidlington and Oxford. The Water Eaton Grain Silo was used up until the 1980s and has remained derelict since then. It is a large building that can be clearly seen when driving past on the A34.
Visited on a nice January morning with a non-member (my brother). This was the "main event" of the day's exploring and didn't disappoint. Access into the silo is slightly tricky, involving a bit of climbing, but nothing too insurmountable. The "reward" of getting onto the summit are fantastic views over Oxfordshire and towards the city of Oxford

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This ladder is high up
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The highest point, with rusty ladder visible on the left
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One of the old grain pipes on the top floor
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Lift shaft
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These "death holes" are on every floor
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This is a "wages hatch" in the office, where workers picked up their dosh
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